USAID Urges FG To Reverse Twitter Ban

The United States on Wednesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rethink and reverse the ban placed on the popular microblogging platform, Twitter in Nigeria.

This was made known by a top American official and senior diplomat, and the current administrator of the US Agency for International Development, Samantha Power.

Power, in a tweet on her verified handle on Wednesday, wrote, “There are nearly 40 million Twitter users in #Nigeria, and the country is home to Africa’s largest tech hub.

“This suspension is nothing more than state-sanctioned denial of free speech and should be reversed immediately. #KeepItOn.”

Nigerian government had on Friday last week ban the operations of Twitter for deleting a tweet of President Buhari. Twitter in it’s response said it deleted the tweets for violating it’s rules.

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